David has been teaching and practicing geospatial analytics for more than 30 years at the NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) and Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG). His current position of Research Faculty at COGS is a culmination of his previous positons: Geographic Information Systems Faculty; Information Technologies Department Head; Research Scientist.
With a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Acadia) and a Master of Environmental Studies (Dalhousie), the application of geomatics technology to environmental landscapes has always been an emphasis for David. He has led numerous projects focused on meteorological monitoring and modeling, agricultural site selection, topographic and land cover mapping, and habitat change analysis.
As an Adjunct Professor with Acadia University, David supervises students in the Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program (a joint program offered by the NSCC and Acadia University). Current projects involve the integration, analysis, and mapping of data from weather sensor networks, imagery (satellite, airborne, and drone-based), and various geospatial data layers (topographic, soils, land cover, etc.) for agricultural and environmental applications.